The bottle traveled around the world and returned home, with only the bottle's neck intact. An old lady picks it up and she doesn't realize that she drank wine from this bottle at her engagement party. The old bottle didn't know her either, partly - in fact, chiefly - because it thought only of itself."
The ending of the story, for example, seems to be pertinent for today's world.
Today it's Hans Christian Andersen's birthday!
I am very bad at remembering birthdays – but somehow I always remember H. C. Andersen’s: 2 April – multiplied with 2 you get 4 August wich was the day he died.
Imagine how the feeling hid me when I woke up around 2 am to the story about Chinese William Yip’s Hans Christian Andersen Art Project in The China Daily.
Since the end of february Yip has traveled around China inviting people to create art inspired by one of H. C. Andersen’s lesser known stories The Bottleneck and upload their work on his birthday today.
The Bottleneck is of Andersen’s less known works which are still relevant today. Especially during these Covid days… but that’s another story.